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detention centre

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(Social Welfare) a place where persons (typically asylum seekers, illegal immigrants, or people awaiting trial) may be detained for short periods by order of a court
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Noun1.detention centre - a large cell where prisoners (people awaiting trial or sentence or refugees or illegal immigrants) are confined together temporarily
jail cell, prison cell, cell - a room where a prisoner is kept
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detention centre

, (US) detention center
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He remains in the Saline County Detention Center on $25,000 bond.
Immigrant rights activists protested outside the Hutto detention center in Texas this week in support of a woman held in solitary confinement to pressurize her into withdrawing a sexual harassment complaint against a detention guard.
In this regard, chief of police station, policeman-duty of the detention center, senior sergeant of the police and others were dismissed from the service for the named shortcomings.
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I am just waiting for instruction from court authorities just in case they need to use our detention center at Crame.
For example, the average length of stay for detainees at the Stewart Detention Center is 61 days; however, many are held for more than a year, and one man's stay has lasted three years.
While that case works its way through the federal court system, Family and Protective Services officials announced in September that they wanted to license the two detention centers, in Karnes City and Dilley, under the agency's purview.
The idea of a mobile welcome center was first envisioned in late 2005 during a roundtable community meeting comprising "people working on issues around the detention center and its impact [after its relocation] from downtown Seattle to the Tidelands of Tacoma, including delivery of safe release services," according to Peggy Herman, founding board member of AID NW Herman is lead coordinator of the welcome center project and trains all welcome center volunteers.
The prisoners told that due to the humidity in the detention center they were constantly sick, and had to seek medical help.
The event was part of a campaign to close down the controversial detention center, which opened at the end of 2013.
Talking to Media Thursday, chairperson of Defence Human Rights Amna Masud Janjua said that SC had assigned the responsibility to Deputy Attorney General (DAG) Tariq Khokhar to arrange the meeting of their relatives with the persons about whom it has been learnt that they are held in 7 detention centers including Lakki Marwat detention center.
Mohammed Al-Shabati, the brother of one of the detainees, has been in contact with his brother through the Red Cross, a human rights organization which has been permitted to visit the detention center.